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The Stairway of Surprise (signed), Benet, William Rose
1 Benet, William Rose
The Stairway of Surprise (signed)
New York: Knopf, 1947 Stated First Edition 
8vo. Aqua cloth. ix, 265pp. Signed and inscribed to poet Jean Burden by the author with his guarantee: "Either you think this is "enchantingly autographed" or your money will be refunded!" Benet also included a small drawing of a plump pigeon flying above the sea which he titled "Pigeon Cove". He was living in Pigeon Cove, MA at that time. Corners bumped, spine slightly darkened else Very Good in Good dustjacket. Jacket slightly darkened, chipped and worn. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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On These I Stand, Cullen, Countee
2 Cullen, Countee
On These I Stand
New York Harper & Brothers (1947) First Edition 
8vo Gilt decorated black cloth. 197pp. The poet's own selections from his entire body of work, made shortly before his death. Several previously unpublished poems are included. Small name label to ffep. Near Fine in Good+ dustjacket, frayed, lightly chipped, spine slightly sunned. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Boy Under the Bed (signed), Dacey, Philip
3 Dacey, Philip
The Boy Under the Bed (signed)
Baltimore: The John Hopkins University Press (1981) 
8vo Wraps. 100pp. Signed and inscribed on the half-title, dated fall 1982, to "...an editor who gives heart to writers." Verso of upper cover discolored from what was probably laid in newsprint else Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Falling Deeply into America (signed), Djanikian, Gregory
4 Djanikian, Gregory
Falling Deeply into America (signed)
Pittsburg: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1989 First Edition 
8vo Wraps. 79pp. Signed to the half-title by the author to poet Jean Burden, whose signature is on the first blank. Laid in is a postcard from the author, who explains the photographs on the covers and ends with, "...it gives me pleasure to hear that people are moved in some way by the poems." Three tiny nicks to upper cover else Fine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Dancers Are Poems, Friedman, James Michael
5 Friedman, James Michael
Dancers Are Poems
San Francisco: Balletmonographs (1984) 
5.5"x8.5" Printed wraps. 109pp. Poetry about dancers and dance. Small scuff to lower cover else Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Loops (signed), Frumkin, Gene
6 Frumkin, Gene
Loops (signed)
(Los Cerrillos): San Marcos Press (1979) 
8vo Stapled wraps. 30pp. Inscribed and signed to the title page by the author to another poet, "A rather small offering for these years of friendship, but maybe enough to amuse a bit anyway." Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Mystic Writing-Pad (signed), Frumkin, Gene
7 Frumkin, Gene
The Mystic Writing-Pad (signed)
Los Angeles & Fairfax: The Red Hill Press (1977) 
5-1/2"x7" Printed wraps. [48]pp. Inscribed by the author to poet Jean Burden. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977, Ginsberg, Allen
8 Ginsberg, Allen
Mind Breaths: Poems 1972-1977
San Francisco: City Lights Books (1977) First Edition 
16mo Wraps. 123pp + adverts. Neat memorial stamp to title page, extremities lightly rubbed, covers slightly darkened else Very Good. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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American Women Poets: Pioneers of Modern Poetry (signed), Gould, Jean
9 Gould, Jean
American Women Poets: Pioneers of Modern Poetry (signed)
New York: Dodd, Mead (1980) First Edition 
8vo Cloth-backed boards. xiii, 322pp with occasional illustrations from photographs. Includes bios of Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, Gertrude Stein, Sara Teasdale, Elinor Wylie, H.D., Marianne Moore, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Bogan and Babette Deutsch. Inscribed by the author to poet Jean Burden, "...who had a share in the making of this book..." Spine cocked, small stain to upper edges, lower edge bumped. Very Good in lightly spine sunned dustjacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Fortune Teller, Holmes, John
10 Holmes, John
The Fortune Teller
New York: Harper & Brothers (1961) Stated First Edition 
8vo. Boards. ix, 113pp. Poet Jean Burden's copy with her signature to the ffep. Newsprint clippings have discolored the ffep and upper jacket flap else Very Good in lightly edge worn dustjacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Gazabos: Forty-One Poems and The Widow, a verse play in one act (signed), Honig, Edwin
11 Honig, Edwin
The Gazabos: Forty-One Poems and The Widow, a verse play in one act (signed)
New York: Clarke & Way (1961) 
8vo. Printed wraps. viii, 71pp. Inscribed by the author to another poet. Several lightly penciled check marks next to titles of some of the poems, spine lightly sunned else Very Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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One Poet's Poetry, Jacobsen, Josephine
12 Jacobsen, Josephine
One Poet's Poetry
Agnes Scott College, 1975 
8vo Printed wraps. 12pp. A lecture "...primarily concerned with the writing of my own poetry" given by Josephine Jacobsen at the Agnes Scott Writers' Festival in 1975. Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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To Make a Prairie: Essays on Poets, Poetry, and Country Living (signed), Kumin, Maxine
13 Kumin, Maxine
To Make a Prairie: Essays on Poets, Poetry, and Country Living (signed)
Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press (1979) Third Printing, 1981 
8vo. Printed wraps. x, 192pp. A title in the Poets on Poetry series. Poet Jean Burden's copy with her signature on the first blank and with her dog-ears and pencil underlining. The author has signed her name beside her printed name on the title page and has written a note on the half-title: "for Jean / on her own prairie" dated 12 April 1989. This Pulitzer Prize winning poet also writes children's books. Some edge wear and light spine crease, small scuff to upper cover. Good. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Calendar (signed), LaBombard, Joan
14 LaBombard, Joan
Calendar (signed)
Canoga Park: Orirana Press (1985) 
8vo Tan printed boards, Japanese stab binding. Poems of the four seasons, each season depicted by a hand signed serigraph on Remur paper by D'Ambrosio. Number 7 of an edition of 200 copies. Inscribed and signed by LaBombard to poet Jean Burden. Minor soil to boards else Fine. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Awake, Laux, Dorianne
15 Laux, Dorianne
Awake
Brockport: BOA Editions, 1990 First Edition 
8vo. Printed wraps. 63pp. Foreword by Philip Levine. The author's first book. Poet Jean Burden's copy with her penciled signature to the half-title. Minor edge wear else Near Fine. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Old Mrs. Twindlytart, Livingston, Myra Cohn
16 Livingston, Myra Cohn
Old Mrs. Twindlytart
New York: Harcourt, Brace and World (1967) Stated First Edition Arno, Enrico 
Slim 8vo Brown decorated cloth. 48pp illustrated by Enrico Arno with charming line drawings. "Here in jingles, limericks, and galloping rhymes, we have ... an imprisoned princess, a lazy goblin, bees and bears and biscuits." Neat inscription to ffep else Fine. Dustjacket frayed and a little edge worn, slightly darkened. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Schoolhouse Poems (signed), Longchamps, Joanne de
17 Longchamps, Joanne de
The Schoolhouse Poems (signed)
Reno: West Coast Poetry Review, 1975 
8vo Printed wraps. 53pp with a portrait of the author by Robert Caples. Inscribed by the author on the title page to poet Jean Burden. Burden's signature on the half-title. Fine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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We All Fall Down (signed), McQuilkin, Rennie
18 McQuilkin, Rennie
We All Fall Down (signed)
Wesly Chapel: Swallow's Tale Press, 1987 
8vo Wraps. 76pp with several illustrations by Ross Zirkle. An order form for the book is laid in with an inscription by the author to poet Jean Burden, thanking her for her help. Near Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Kinds of Affection, Miles, Josephine
19 Miles, Josephine
Kinds of Affection
Middletown: Wesleyan University Press (1967) First Edition 
8vo Grey cloth. 78pp. A title in the Wesleyan Poetry Program. Fine in Very Good dustjacket (light edge wear). 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Winter Come, A Summer Gone, Poems 1946-1960, Moss, Howard
20 Moss, Howard
A Winter Come, A Summer Gone, Poems 1946-1960
New York: Scribner's (1960) First Edition 
8vo Green cloth. xi, 163pp. A compilation of Moss' finest work with many new poems appearing in book form for the first time. Poet Jean Burden's copy with her signature on the ffep and an occasional lightly penciled check mark or brief marginal notation. Upper endpapers browned from newsprint clipping, upper edge scuffed near spine head. Good+ in dustjacket with some loss at spine head, wear and chipping along upper edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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